A PART OF NURSING DEPARTMENTS
Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care is a multifaceted specialty, encompassing non-acute health services to patients who receive care in the outpatient setting.
Ambulatory Nursing utilizes evidence-based practice and unique specialty care in outpatient settings to achieve quality care, patient safety, and improve healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Ambulatory Nurses are skilled in facilitating comprehensive practice and multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as coordinating health services to establish and maintain nursing and clinical excellence.
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Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care occurs across the continuum of care in a variety of settings and domains, including:
- Ambulatory Advanced Practice Providers
- Blake Wilbur Clinics
- Cancer Center Palo Alto
- Cancer Center South Bay
- Cardiovascular Health
- Emeryville Clinics
- Employer-Based Clinics
- Emergency Services
- Hoover Clinics
- Neuroscience Clinics
- Perioperative Services
- Procedural Areas
- Radiation Oncology
- Redwood City Clinics
- Transplant Clinics
Ambulatory Nurses are patient advocates and advisers, partnering with patients and family members to make informed decisions, achieve health goals, incorporate individual health care needs, and assist patients in navigating the healthcare system to align with treatment preferences and resources across the continuum of care. These interactions and encounters establish long-term relationships. In addition, the flexibility of ambulatory settings in the use of telehealth technologies allows consultations and surveillance of patients to be optimally conducted. High-quality ambulatory nursing has been shown to reduce readmissions and emergency visits from patients.
Ambulatory Shared Leadership Council
In December 2019, the Ambulatory Shared Leadership Council (ASLC) kick-off event officially marked the launch of Shared Leadership into the Ambulatory Nursing departments. The ASLC consists of 12 service-lines whose leaders are committed to excellence through collaboration and inclusivity. The kick-off event was attended by more than 130 participants, including both in-person and call-in attendees.
The Ambulatory Nursing leadership team would like to express thanks and gratitude to the Clinical Nurses, Nurse Coordinators, and Patient Care Coordinators, as well as their managers and directors, for the success of ASLC’s launch.
Ambulatory Nursing leadership facilitates collaborative professional relationships between medical staff, academic programs, corporate programs, and hospital operations to create a healing and supportive environment for patients and staff. Leadership in ambulatory nursing settings continuously advance, develop, refine, and innovate nursing clinical delivery operations throughout Stanford Health Care.
MSN, RN, CNRN
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Nursing & Clinical Support Services
Julie Tisnado, MSN, RN, CNRN is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Ambulatory Nursing and Clinical Support Services including Rehabilitation Services, Nutrition Services, Respiratory Therapy, Case Management/Social Work, Aging Adult Services, and Spiritual Care.
Julie has over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in Patient Care Services and now oversees Nursing practice across all Ambulatory settings at Stanford Health Care. Julie received her BSN in Nursing from California State University, San Jose and her MSN from University of California, San Francisco.
MS, RN, FNP-BC
Director of Ambulatory Nursing
Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC is Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care (SHC), where she collaborates with operational and clinical partners to advance, develop, refine, and innovate ambulatory nursing clinical delivery operations throughout the enterprise. Previously, Charlene was a Manager of Advanced Practice at SHC, leading process and quality improvement initiatives to optimize practice for advanced practice providers.
Charlene’s overarching goal as a healthcare leader and nurse innovator is to transform healthcare delivery and operations at the intersection of compassion, innovation, and technology.
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) defines “ambulatory care nursing [as] a unique realm of nursing practice. It is characterized by rapid, focused assessments of patients, long-term nurse/patient/family relationships, and teaching and translating prescriptions for care into doable activities for patients and their caregivers.”